The Chicago Tribune reports:
Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is launching a new TV ad on Tuesday that’s provocative for its use of a bleeped-out profanity to describe the future of Illinois if Democratic challenger J.B. Pritzker wins and serves in government alongside House Speaker Michael Madigan.
The scene is a wedding ceremony with look-alikes for Pritzker and Madigan standing in front of an officiant who gives them their vows. “Repeat after me,” the officiant says. “I, Mike Madigan, take you, J.B. Pritzker, as my unlawful partner in destruction, to raise property taxes, corrupt government and bankrupt Illinois’ future.”
Then the officiant looks straight ahead into the camera and says, “By the power vested in me, I now pronounce Illinois f—–.” The character is clearly seen using the F-word, and the “F” is audible before the rest of the word is bleeped out. An announcer then says, “Mike Madigan and J.B. Pritzker, an unholy union Illinois can’t afford.”
The above-linked story speculates that the nation has come so far on same-sex marriage that the fake wedding in this ad isn’t the most controversial part.